Work in Progress

Well there is something you must know about me…and that is that I love making my own costumes. When October arrives my first thought is what will I be this year.

I finally was able to go to a costume store with my boyfriend and brain stormed ideas. We agreed to be characters from the video game Mortal Combat. I had to do more research on the characters because honestly I have no idea who they are.

Since its a family party I don’t want to dress too risky. So I have been debating on being a girl version of Scorpion or Kitana. A part of me wants to be Scorpion because I am a Scorpio. But then on the other hand my boyfriend kept hinting that he wants me to be Kitana.

Character: Scorpion | Cosplayer: Brittany Renee Wheeler | Series: MORTAL KOMBAT:

Scorpion (Girl Version)

Kitana Kosplay [Mortal Kombat]:

Kitana

 So today we are going to Joann’s to pick up some fabric. I’ll upload my sketch of how I plan on PG-ing this costume. I’m praying all my sewing skills can make this happen or else I will just be a ninja. But failure is not an option this Halloween. Can’t wait to show you how it all turns out! Here is an idea of what my boyfriend and I will look like.

 

Halloween costume idea kitana sub zero:

Kitana and Sub Zero

Cut for a Cause

Ulta throws a hair event every October to bring awareness to Breast cancer. This year I decided to join in and get a $10 haircut from their Salon. I knew that this was going to be a crazy event, so I arrived an hour early.

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Sure enough people started arriving quickly and before you knew it there was already a long line. When the doors finally opened at 11 AM I was the first one to get their hair cut. I wanted to cut off any split ends and add more texture into my hair. The stylist was so sweet she even offered to add in a pink hair extension.

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After she worked her magic my hair felt nice and healthy again. I was so blown away by how much I had to pay for my haircut. Usually I pay about 30 to 35 dollars without tip so I was over the moon when I just paid 20 just for the haircut and hair extension. Personally it was a great day to pamper myself and donate to a charity all about Woman.

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Happy October everyone!

A HUGE Lifestyle Change

Last week I got some sad news, someone I love was diagnosed with diabetes. After a tearful conversation I realized how important it is to treat your body right. Sure we think a soda or a bag of chips won’t do any damage but in the long run it just might.

I have always had horrible eating habits and after that night I am more than willing to change them. I have made a pact with myself to be not only a support system to them but to join them.

Changing what you eat can be extremely difficult. So I have been doing non-stop research on what kind of food they need to start eating and exercise tips.

Tonight I’m going to try and make this.

dinner

And since fruit juice is a no-no, I decided to make this for the rest of the week. Hopefully it last that long.

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If there is anything to take away from my article its to see your doctor and get checked out. Because there are 29.1 million people in the United States that have diabetes. But the scary part is that 8.1 million of them may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.

  • In adults 20 and older, more than one in every 10 people suffers from diabetes, and in seniors (65 and older), that figure rises to more than one in four.

So do your loved ones a favor and get a physical. To see more of my recipes and pins you can follow me on pinterest (@modernmeow).

Love,

Erika

Spring into Cleaning

Something that I look forward to ever year is Spring Cleaning!

Yes, I know that I am weird but something about cleaning out the negative energy relaxes me. It also gives me an excuse to go through everything that I have been holding on to and get rid of some old things.

This year its going to take more than a day since I’m making my bf do it too. It will be a challenge since he is a hoarder. So to make things easier for us I made a spring cleaning checklist.

Spring Cleaning

Motivational Monday

Can you believe the weekend is over?!

It just went by, like a blink of an eye. So if you are like me today and need a little motivation for this Monday. Here you go!

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Exist to be happy. not to impress.:

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May your Monday flash by.

-Erika

2015 in Review

This year I made the big step and created this blog. The amount of love and support I got was unbelievable.  I can say that I am so proud of myself and what I have accomplished with this blog.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 700 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks for the love and support my amazing Followers!

Hope you all have an amazing New Year Eve with you love ones.